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February 15, 2012
The European Commission published its long-awaited strategy on the bio-based economy, or bioeconomy on Monday.  The Strategy for 'Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kathryn-Sheridan/Theres-More-to-the-Bioeconomy-than-Research_41363.html
February 14, 2012
LONZA PLANS API JOINT VENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA Lonza says it is in discussions with the South African government for establishing a joint venture called Ketlaphela to build an active...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-14_41337.html
February 14, 2012
Art, also known in jest as Kojak because of his bald pate, was a legend among chemical industry journalists and commentators. Chemical industry journalists are a small and close community, in a big yet close industry, and Art was always at the top of his game. In his role as publisher and editor-in-chief of CMR he was generous with his knowledge and insights, taking the view--unspoken but tacit-- that good, informed reporting transcended any “rivalry” among publications.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lyn-Tattum/Remembering-Former-CMR-Editor-and-Publisher-Art-Kavaler_41346.html
February 13, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Indorama Ventures has agreed to acquire the chemical assets of Old World Industries for $795 million. The assets include the largest ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Feb-6-10_41329.html
February 10, 2012
This Week on CW: Indorama Ventures, a Thai chemicals concern, has announced plans to buy Old World Industries’ chemicals assets for $795 million. Old World operates the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-10_41292.html
February 7, 2012
LONZA REPLACES CEO AFTER DECLINE IN EARNINGS Lonza has suddenly fired CEO Stefan Borgas following a series of weak financial results. The company announced plans last month to appoint...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-February-7_41058.html
February 6, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical swung to a $20 million fourth-quarter loss on a tax charge. Excluding the charge, earnings totaled $289 million, or 25 cts/share. Earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-30-Feb-3_41048.html
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-3_41016.html
February 2, 2012
Traditional business software systems were designed to do, essentially, one thing: automate the processes within a single enterprise. They weren't designed to automate the processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Three-Ways-Cloud-Computing-Can-Improve-Supply-Chain-Operations-for-the-Chemical-Industry_40994.html
January 31, 2012
By Chris Eacott, managing director of Stewardship Solutions (Rossendale, U.K.), a Reach and CLP consulting firm   The European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Four-Mistakes-SMEs-Make-with-Reach-and-How-to-Correct-Them_40927.html
January 30, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Eastman Chemical will acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The $27.65/share deal values Solutia at a 42% premium...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-23-27_40925.html
January 30, 2012
Biotech has been in the news this week with innovation deals and developments including those that emerged at The Biobased Chemicals Summit held in San Diego this past week was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Jan-30_40885.html
January 27, 2012
This Week on CW: Eastman Chemical announced plans to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The purchase price of $27.65/share, including cash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-27_40883.html
January 26, 2012
 The Biobased Chemicals Summit in San Diego wrapped up yesterday, and the topic that speakers and attendees kept circling back to was money. Is is available, how does my company...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rebecca-Coons/Biobased-Chemicals-Summit-Money-Talks_40823.html
January 24, 2012
DSM AND SINOCHEM EXPLORE COLLABORATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY Sinochem (Beijing) says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with DSM on January 18, to explore opportunities for...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-January-24_40720.html
January 24, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, early fourth-quarter earnings showed steady growth despite some weakness in volumes. PPG’s net income rose 5%, to $216 million, on modest sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-16-20_40705.html
January 20, 2012
This Week on CW:   PPG and H.B. Fuller both reported earnings increases, mostly due to higher sales. PPG’s fourth-quarter net income rose 5% to $216 million, while H.B...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-20_40679.html
January 20, 2012
The development of new technologies in the biomaterials space arguably is moving ahead more rapidly than any other sector in the chemicals industry. I say arguably because the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Jan-20_40665.html
January 20, 2012
by James Clark, professor of green chemistry, York University (York, U.K.). The past year was another good year for green chemistry events. I was lucky enough to attend excellent...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/The-12-Misunderstandings-of-Green-Chemistry_40667.html
January 18, 2012
By Malcolm Carroll, director/Reach Delivery www.reachdelivery.com   At the European Commission’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Reach-Safety-Data-Sheet-Management-an-Issue-for-Smaller-Companies_40547.html
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